Gianluca Casotti (PhD student - current member)

Gianluca, nicknamed "Diablo", started the doctoral school in chemistry and material science in 2017, under the supervision of the late Prof. Adriano Carpita. He is now continuing his studies with Prof. Anna Iuliano. His research interest is focused on the development of new protocols for the chemo-, regio- and stereoselective formation of C-C bonds via organozinc halides and to their application to the synthesis of natural and bioactive compounds.

He is particularly fascinated by technology, informatics and.... vacuum... thanks to him we have the best performing vacuum pumps ever!

He loves hike and climbing.


Matteo Pollastrini (Master student - current member)

Matteo, nicknamed "Polla", is working on the synthesis and conformational studies of a new class of proline-mimetic oligomers. His master thesis is based on a multidisciplinar approach combining the synthetic and spectroscopic part in the SOS&PePSy lab and the computational approach in the lab of Dr. Filippo Lipparini.

He is an excellent Rugby player and a Capoeira practicing... don't mess up with him!


 Paola Bica (Bachelor student- current member)

Paola is working on the development of a mild method to  hydrogenate substituted anilines. She synthesised a library of substrates and testing the reductions.  


Francesca Sardelli (Bachelor student - current member) 

Francesca is working on the search of catalytic methods to form amidic bonds. Despite the development of peptidic chemistry, there are still no efficient catalytic methods to synthesise peptides. 


 Luca Pasquinelli (Master student - alumni)

Luca, nicknamed "Il Pasq", was the absolute first student of SOS&PePsy! He worked on the synthesis of an unnatural aminoacid and on the early conformational studies of its oligomers. Luca is now working with Prof. Fabio Bellina, Dr. Marco Lessi and industrial partners on a project on surface-coating for thermal isolation.

He has a past as rock singer, and you could indeed hear his voice from really far away!


Michele Pierigé (Bachelor student - alumni)

Michele was a student of the Industrial chemistry course, but he was struck by the beauty of organic chemistry and decided to perform his bachelor stage in the SOS&PePsy Lab. He worked on the optimization of Negishi and Burchwald-Hartwing reactions for the synthesis of indoline derivatives. 


Matteo Aglietti (Bachelor student - alumni)

Matteo, worked on the earlier optimization of mild hydrogenation reaction of subsituted anilines. He is now continuing his master studies in Florence, in Biochemistry.